Twenty years of history of world cinema, told through images archive Cinecitta'; Luce Two very important and unforgettable decades that have brought on the screen film such asRoman Holiday, Ben Hur and Cleopatra by Cinecitta'; in Rome, and the epicenter of Hollywood production in Europe. Parties, Premieres, awards, scandals lived between the Capital and the Venice Film Festival, are the heart of the restored images in a shimmering white and black, depicting some of the biggest stars of the past around the Italy.Written by
The title was partly inspired by the famous quote 'Welcome to the Hollywood on the Tiber' pronounced by Martin Scorsese in his documentary on American Cinema in regard American productions in Cinecitta. See more »
Those were the days as the saying goes. The movie stars were glamorous. Italy was the place to be. Production costs were low, profits were high, everybody was making money and the Italian cinema industry was booming. You had American actors in Italian movies. They were having fun. They were all on the top of the world. Life was good. Everyone was laughing; they were eating, drinking, playing, doing it all, living the life of real "Hollywood stars," when the term meant something. And of course they had their adoring fans and the paparazzi, just as pesty than as they are now. And all this was happening in Italy just a few years after the war. One can only marvel at the high level activity as some of the most well-known movies in history were made, not in Hollywood, but in Italy. Those were the days.
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